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Friday, December 2, 2016

Gerald D. Lucas (December 1, 2016)

Gerald D. Lucas, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:32 AM Thursday December 1, 2016 at the Village Green of Greenville. He was born July 5, 1927 in Brookville, Ohio and the son of the late Chester R. and Edna C. (Petering) Lucas.

Gerald retired in 1989 from the Union City Body Company after 21 ½ years of employment and had farmed his entire life in the Darke County area.

He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the US Army and a member of the St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion, both of Greenville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step grandson William Robertson, Brother William Lucas and nephew Bruce Lucas.

Gerald is survived by his wife Velma (Schrader) Lucas of Greenville. They were married July 12, 1950. Also sons Thomas Ray Lucas and Richard Jay (Melody) Lucas all of Greenville; granddaughter Jodi Lucas, step grandchildren Tim Robertson, Holli Elliott, Wendy Brenner and Madisyn Pieper; great grandson Eddie Manning III and fiancé Jenny Lucas; step great grandchildren Autumn Robertson, Cheyenne Fritz, Eric (Butter man) Brenner Jr. and Lucas Lowell Brenner; brother Donald J. (Louise) Lucas of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday December 5, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Brian McGee officiating and the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard conducting Full Military Honors. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County or St. John Lutheran Church.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Ann J. Hollingsworth (December 1, 2016)

Ann J. Hollingsworth age 83, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:40 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Ann was born June 21, 1933, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late H. Emerson & Arabelle I. (Freeman) Crites.

Ann is survived by her children, Marie & Bill Todd of Versailles, Dale Hollingsworth of Russia, Cindy Hollingsworth of Versailles and Sue & Scott Waldren of Arcanum; grandchildren, Shawn & Brian Heindl, Jared & Brianna Waldren and Andrea Waldren & Jody Taylor; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, William Crites of Amherst, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Hollingsworth; sisters, Mary Grilliot, Carol Freeman and Gail Schlater; and brother, Robert Crites.

Ann retired from the Versailles Post Office where she was a mail carrier. She attended the Webster United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services or State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Isaac, “Ike” Brown Sherwin (November 27, 2016)

Isaac, “Ike” Brown Sherwin, age 94 and longtime resident of Berea OH and recent resident of the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville OH passed away at 7:45 pm on November 27.2016 after an extended battle with cancer.

He was one of 6 children born on June 29 1922 to the dear late Albert and Agnes (Brown) Sherwin. Ike's late wife of 66 years, Betty Adele Sherwin (Grumbling) was his high school sweetheart in Barnesboro Pennsylvania where they both were born and raised. Ike and Betty married after Ike's WWII service in the Pacific Theater. Ike went to war at age 18 and his service took him around the world and ultimately landed him in some of the most intense fighting in Burma and India. After he returned from war and married, he moved his family to the Cleveland area following his wife's family to N. Royalton. He found work as a partner in a painting business until Ike eventually got a job selling pharmaceutical and medical supplies. All of Ike's early years were formative for his love of God, family and country and that love had a profound influence on everyone who knew him and everything he did.

Now that he is passed, Ike will be missed by many but especially by his two daughters, Gail Peters (Kent) and Rebecca Mistak (E James) along with four grandchildren. Ike is also survived by eight great-grandchildren. His family is grateful for his love and devotion to them and to his wife. Also with gratitude, we remember his always lively sense of humor and passion for living life fully engaged. Ike's interests and hobbies over the years are numerous: harmonica, hunting, fishing, camping, softball, tennis, racket ball and golf. Most of all, his family and friends know of his love and gratitude for the message of faith in Christ Jesus new life. New Life for him began in this life and now this life is fully realized.

The family invites friends to visit them on Friday December 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Berea Baptist Church prior to the service which begins at 11:00 AM (Arrangements by the Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville and Baker,-Osinski- Kensinger Funeral Homes Berea OH.) Burial will follow in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Greenville OH-State of the Heart Hospice at, stateoftheheart.org or Berea Baptist Church 250 West Front Street, Berea OH 44017 or Old Bridge Baptist Church, 21 Kossman Street, East Brunswick NJ 08816. Also the family wishes to thank his church and the community of neighbors and caregivers that encouraged and helped Ike during this late season of his life.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com or www.bakerfuneralberea.com

Rachelle Cordonnier (November 27, 2016)

Rachelle Cordonnier passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 83. She was an educator all her life, having first been a teacher in elementary schools for 15 years, and then Principal for 26 years. She also served as Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico for five years. All of her educational experience was in Catholic Schools.

Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents, August and Freda (Barhorst) Cordonnier, one sister, Marie Schwartz, and three brothers, Thomas (Rosemary) Cordonnier, Kenneth Cordonnier and Paul Cordonnier. She is survived by three brothers, Jim (Doris) Cordonnier, August F. (Barb) Cordonnier and Bill (Sue) Cordonnier; one sister, Carol (Amos) Johns. Her brother in law, Kenneth Schwartz; sisters in law, Rosie Cordonnier and Connie Cordonnier also survive. She has numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Rachelle was heavily involved in her church St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua. She taught CCD, volunteered for several activities, organized many events and adored in the Chapel for many hours every week. Rachelle was always concerned about the poor and less fortunate and so we ask that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to St. Boniface Catholic Church or charity of your choice.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Remy Catholic Cemetery, Russia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4-7 PM as well as Friday from 9-9:45 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Joe Leslie Martin (November 26, 2016)

Joe Leslie Martin, 74, of Greenville, left this earth and entered his heavenly home on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Joe was born Saturday, October 24, 1942 in Union City, IN, a son of the late James A. and Dorothy (Meier) Martin.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by previous wife, Lucy (Miller) Martin, and nephew, Michael Martin.

Joe was a member of the First Assembly of God in Greenville. He served as a trustee for Washington Township for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of Gideon’s International. Joe dedicated his entire life to farming. He also enjoyed mission trips to Guatemala and China. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Joe is survived by his Wife, of 38 years, Becky J.A.(Long) Martin of Greenville, whom he married Friday, March 31, 1978; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Beth Martin of New Madison ; daughters and son-in-law, Sara and Teddy Horne of Dayton, OH and Polly and Tim Bailey of Union, OH; grandchildren, Derek and Sierra Martin, Brittney Martin, Tyler Martin, Avery Horne, Ezra Horne, John Bailey and McKenna Bailey; great grandson, Carter Joseph Martin; brothers, William F. and Vickie Martin of Greenville and Larry Martin and special friend Deb Hart of Greenville; sister, Jane and Albert Weimer of Arcanum; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Paulette and Dave Hoke of Arcanum; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at The First Assembly of God, 7219 St. Rt. 118 N, Greenville with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, November 29,2016 from 4;00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, State of the Heart Care or First Assembly of God Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Albert J. Pontius (November 18, 2016)

Albert J. Pontius, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 7:17 am, Friday, November 18, 2016, at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Albert was born December 3, 1927, in Barberton, Ohio, to Albert and Dorothy Pontius. After graduating from Doylestown High School in 1945 and working several jobs for six months, as well as playing guitar and singing at the Cleveland Music Hall, WCLE radio and other venues, he joined the Army where he worked as a company clerk (because he could type) in Camp Lee, Virginia. After one year, he was transferred as a Captain to the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland where he worked for six months. After World War II ended, at the age of 20, he returned to Doylestown where he dated and married Ethel Maurine Smith, his wife for 62 years until her death on November 26, 2011.

Albert commuted to Ashland College and transferred to Kent State where he received a B.S. in Administration in 1952 and earned his CPA license. After working 10 years for Arthur Anderson in Cleveland, he returned to Kent State for his MBA in 1964 and also taught classes there and became an assistant professor at Akron University until 1965. He then moved his family to Greenville and joined Overmyer Glass Mould Corporation in Winchester, Indiana, where he was the CFO for 20 years. He then went into private practice, well into his 70s, helping to rejuvenate corporations, including Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.

Albert is survived by his children Richard A. (Sharon) Pontius of Columbus and Carol J. Pontius of Dayton; grandchildren Dana and Lisa Pontius of Columbus; sister Virginia Evans in the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman; sisters-in-law Madeline Meyers of Brookville and Janet Iversen of Raleigh; brother-in-law Leonard (Carol) Smith of Raleigh; nephews Kurt Meyers of West Milton, Jeff Meyers of Brookville, Larry Iversen of Vancouver and David Iversen of Raleigh.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, 1499 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2, 2016, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com. In lieu of flowers, friends may send donations to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.

Ron Lee O’Dell (November 25, 2016)

Ronald Lee O’Dell, age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 12:10 PM at State of the Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 4, 1938 in Greenville, Ohio, to H. Virginia (McCabe) O’Dell of Darke County, Ohio, and the late Robert C. O’Dell.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Judy (Miner) O’Dell whom he married on July 24, 1982; daughters and sons in law, Glee Ann & Robert Wills of Union City, Ohio, Julie & Jeff Sebring of Greenville, Gena & Jake Garner of Griffin, Georgia, and Jalynn & Tory Tollefson of Greenville; step children, Kelly & Duane Sanning of Greenville, Kipp & Teri Ann Kline of Greenville, Kathy & John LeMaster of Greenville, Kristi Spille & Scott Neanen of New Madison, Kurt Kline of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Merry Block of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Bobby Livingston, Jalee Aultman, Trent Livingston, Lance Hughs, Kary Tollefson and Nick Tollefson; step grandchildren, Josh Dohme, Jacy Dohme, Justina Smith, Jenna LeMaster, Jalena LeMaster, Johnny LeMaster, Stewart Spille, Brandi Spille, Ryan Kline and Christopher Duke; 5 great grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Larry G. & Denise O’Dell of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Ron worked as a farmer, operated a stock yard and worked with horses for many years. He also was employed at Wetzel Trucking for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in Greenville. He was the first Greenville FFA member to receive the American Farmer Award. He loved tractor pulling and was a member of the Miami County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and OSU Antique Tractor Puller Association.

There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Edith Lamons Bertram (November 25, 2016)

Edith Lamons Bertram, 78, of Greenville, Ohio, formally of Dayton, passed away November 25, 2016. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1956, in Dayton. Edith was the daughter of Robert Samuel and Sally Frank Pates Lamons who preceded her in death.

She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, Ohio. She accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized in 1954 at the former Westwood Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.
She was a member of the Fort GreenVille Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge; Direct Descendants of David (Davy) Crockett, and The First Families of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 ½ years, Wayne Bertram, also three sisters, Dorothy Lamons Freshour, Helen Lamons Powell, and Ruby Lamons Richey. She is survived by her children, Lesia L. Bertram, Douglas W. Bertram (Catherine), Leticia A. (Tish) Miller (Richard). Four granddaughters Ashley Bertram Todd (Brian), Stacy Bertram Berry (Christopher), Elizabeth Miller Davis (Clinton) and Victoria Miller, great-grandchildren Emma, Evan and Olivia Todd and Anastasia Berry, niece Nancy Powell Andrews and nephews Robert, Donald and Steven Freshour, Earl, Mark, and Dennis Riley as well as several great nieces and nephews.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home of Greenville, Ohio with the Reverend Greg Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Abbottsville cemetery in Greenville Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Edith’s eternal home will be in Heaven.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Thomas D. Rhoades (November 22, 2016)

Thomas D. Rhoades,70, of New Madison, OH, passed away, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville.

Tom was born March 23,1946 in Darke County, OH, a son of the late Lowell and Gladys ”Peg” (Spencer) Rhoades.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents.

Tom served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed woodworking and bird watching. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and volunteering at the Darke County Parks.

Tom is survived by his wife Jennifer (Hans) Rhoades of New Madison, whom he married September 03, 1965; daughters and son in law, Amanda and Robert “Danny” Brockman of Williamsburg, IN and Melissa Powell and Robert “Bobby” Hymes of New Madison; grandchildren, Alivia Dwire, Rylee Powell, Ryder Hymes, Alyssa Brockman, Tabatha Reynolds, Rebecca Brockman, Samantha Brockman; great grandchildren, Trystan Reynolds, Kayden Reynolds, Raylan Brockman; brother and sister in law, Keith and Mel Rhoades of Kettering; sister and brother in law, Jane and Bill Armstrong of Greenville; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the New Madison United Methodist Church with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery withh military honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Parks.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.braundpope.com

Jon Edward Agne (November 22, 2016)

Jon Edward Agne, age 87, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8:13 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on May 17, 1929 in Prattville, Michigan, to the late Augustus W. “Gus” & Lydia “Angela” (Hall) Agne.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jane (Goodall) Agne whom he married on March 4, 1951; sons and daughters in law, Bruce & Chris Agne of Greenville and Jeff & Monica Agne of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Shawn (Mindy) Agne, Jessica (Ken) Koch, Timothy (Misty) Agne, Michelle (Ben) Dickstein, Craig (Julia) Agne, Lisa (Chris) King, Kyle Agne and Jenelle Agne; great grandchildren, Natalie Agne, Carter Koch, Sam Agne, Cooper Koch, Clara Dickstein, William King and Charlotte Agne; siblings, Paul Agne of Versailles, Max (Elaine) Agne of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Marilyn (Larry) Warner of Eaton, Ohio, and Thelma Agne of Battle Creek, Michigan; as well numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by, son, Brad Agne; grandson, Christopher Agne; sisters, Pauline Williams and Marguerite Davis; brothers, Robert& Don Agne; as well as a sister at infancy.

Jon was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles, Ohio and was a member of the United States Air Force. He was a teacher working at Eaton, Greenville, Ft. Recovery and Hardin Schools before retiring in the 1980’s. After retirement he volunteered at Lehman Schools. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, planes and cars.

There will be a service held on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Bob Akins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles with a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Versailles Honor Guard.. Family will receive friends on Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Aisie Irene Bortner (November 22, 2016)

Aisie Irene Bortner, 94, formally from West Manchester, OH passed away, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Brethren Home Retirement Community.

Irene was born September 6th, 1922 in Fountain City, IN, to the late Frank and Irene (Vore) Lacey.

Irene was very active in the Prices Creek Church of the Brethren and also the Slo-Downers Camping Club and with supporting the Brethrens Retirement Community Center. She was very proud of her grandchildren and great grad children.

In addition to her parents, Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bortner.

Irene is survived by her son, Jerry and wife Margaret Bortner of Greenville; daughter, Lois and husband Paul Moore of South Bend, Indiana; grandchildren, Eric and Alicia and their daughters, Ava and Alayna, Mike and Elizabeth of Tucson, Arizona, Katurah and Joe Mindock and their children Lacey, Alan, Ian and Joseph, Jerrod Scott and wife of Farmers Branch, Texas and their children and Paula and Mike Greenwell of Redmond, Oregon.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City, IN.

Family and friends my visit Friday, from 10:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM.

Memorial Contributions by be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or BRC Resident Fund, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Dian L. Bryson (November 23, 2016)

Dian L. Bryson age 55, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:16 A.M. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Dian was born June 21, 1961, in Greenville to Leroy & Jean (Sundman) Wellman of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, Dian is also survived by her husband, Neil W. Bryson whom she married August 15, 1981; children, Benjamin & Rebekah Bryson of Avon Lake, Lindsey & Andrew Cizmar of Avon Lake and Seth Bryson of Greenville; granddaughter, Adalynn Bryson; brothers & sister-in-law, John & Deb Wellman of Galloway, Robert Wellman of Cincinnati and Joseph Wellman & Penny Williams of Greenville; sister & brother-in-law, Joyce & Tod Clark of Greenville; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Dian was a LPN at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville for 38 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 28, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third St. Greenville with Rev. Fr. Ken Baker celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Chelsea "Chuck" D. Wright, Jr. (November 18, 2016)

Chelsea "Chuck" D. Wright, Jr., age 55, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away, Friday, November 18, 2016 at his sister's home in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

He was born Sunday, June 18, 1961 in Troy, OH, a son of Sharon Vaughan Wright of Trout Lake, WA and the late Chelsea Wright, Sr.; and Grandma Mazzie Wright.

Chuck was a foreman at Sherwin Williams in Cincinnati, OH. He was a member of the 14340 Steel Workers Union, and a Senior Soldier in the Salvation Army. He loved to be around his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Sharon, Chelsea is survived by his brothers, Stephen, Gary, Andrew and Timothy Wright; and a sister, Melinda (Kevin) Young.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 PM Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH. Burial will follow in Beamsville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday at the funeral home from 11 AM till the time of service.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Robert E. “Bob” Rhoades (November 19, 2016)

Robert E. “Bob” Rhoades, age 71, of Piqua, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM in Darke County, Ohio, due to an automobile accident. He was born on February 3, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Eugene Franklin Rhoades and Clara Florence & Robert (Mannix) Stauffer.

Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Sedam) Rhoades whom he married on February 6, 1971; sons, Rob & Jeff Mullins of Dallas, TX, and Chris Rhoades of Greenville; sisters and brother in law, Sandra Hoying of Greenville and Debbie & Steve Brandt of Greenville; brother and sister in law, Tom & Angela Stauffer of Oldsmar, FL; brothers in law and sisters in law, Carol & Mike Gray of Houston, Ohio, Kay & George O’Neill of Hollywood, FL, and Rick & Karen Sedam of Piqua, OH; special friends, Corbin & Skylan Robison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father and mother in law, George & Joan Sedam.

Bob was a firefighter retiring from the Greenville Fire Department. He also was a former employee with the Ohio Department of Health working within the Hazmat Department. He was an amateur hand radio operator and loved all aspects of trains. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte celebrant. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to National Fallen Firefighter Association at www.firehero.org. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mary (Martin) Pullins (November 20, 2016)

Mary (Martin) Pullins age 83, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:32 P.M. on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Kettering Medical Center. Mary was born November 8, 1933 in Seneca County, Ohio, to the late Grover & Jennie (Zuber) Pingle.

Mary is survived by her children, Kathy & Ralph Gehret of St. Marys, Robin & Lloyd Fickert of Celina, Steve & Deb Martin of Milford, Daniel Martin of California, Kerry & Jane Martin of Waynesfield and Jenny & Tim Keiser of Versailles; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary was also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Ted T. Martin; 2nd husband, Ralph Pullins; and son, Mark Martin.

Mary retired from Honeywell (Fram Corporation) in Greenville.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donna J. Bridenbaugh (November 20, 2016)

Donna J. Bridenbaugh, age 70 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 7:40 PM Sunday November 20, 2016 at the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Donna was born March 5, 1946 in Arcanum.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Donna was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Pitsburg, Ohio where she was a Deacon and an avid member of the Quilt Ministry. She was also an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star. Donna was retired from Wayne Hospital of Greenville where she worked in the Registration Department for 14 years.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 50 years, Ronnie Bridenbaugh of Arcanum; daughters Pam (Brad) Sherman of West Milton, Angie (Bob) Haston of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Terri (John) Thobe of Versailles; grandchildren Matthew and Rachael Horner, Adam (Sarah) Sherman, Claire Sherman, Alexis and Jaeda Marshall, Amanda and Andy (Shannon) Haston, Kalysta and Devyn Thobe; great grandchildren Ethan Sherman, McKenna Haston and Kayleigh Jones as well as many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday November 23, 2016 in the Trinity Lutheran Church 8520 Oakes Road Pitsburg, Ohio with Pastor Mel Musser officiating. Burial will follow in the Mote Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday November 22, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until time of the services in the church.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Mary Jane Crumrine (November 18, 2016)

Mary Jane Crumrine, 74 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday November 18, 2016 at 5:33 PM. She was born June 26, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Daniel M. & Eva Mae (Easterday) Hartzell. She was a homemaker and loved her family and children and adored her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Nola Mae Hartzell.

She is survived by her husband: Gary E. Crumrine of Taylor, Michigan, son & daughter in law: Gary Lee & Cheryl Crumrine of Taylor, Michigan; daughters & son in law: Nola Mae Crumrine of Greenville, Laura & John Salsido III of Romero, Michigan; grandchildren: Kari, Sharon, Serena, Audrey, & Matthew; brother & sister in law: Dan & Emily Hartzell of Lancaster, California; numerous nieces & nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday November 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Joe Soley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio at a later date. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guideans International, Shriners Hospitals, UNICEF, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or any children’s organizations.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mason Ray Brown (November 16, 2016)

Mason Ray Brown, stillborn, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:46 AM at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio. He is the son of Robby Brown and Diane Dixon of Ansonia, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his siblings, Haylee, Anna and Robert Brown of Ansonia; maternal grandparents, Dawn (Charlie Herron) Dixon of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Frank & Linda Brown of Greenville; maternal great grandmother, Brenda Crow; paternal great grandparents, Thomas & Jeanette Stephenson and Betty Brown; aunts and uncles, Kim (Brian) Stewart, Kyle (Becky) Thomas, Kory (Abby) Thomas, Heather (Jesse) Guthrie, Amanda Dixon, Tina (Jon) Brown, Christopher (Leslie) Oda, Susan Beatty, Amanda Tinkham and Wanda Harter; as well as numerous cousins.

He is preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Richard Crow; and paternal great grandfather, Robert Brown.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Phyllis Jean (Altic) Schoenleben (November 16th, 2016)

Phyllis Jean (Altic) Schoenleben died peacefully on November 16th, 2016 at the Brethren Community Retirement Home in Greenville, Ohio at the age of 88, after suffering from dementia. She is survived by her husband, Glen Schoenleben of Greenville, and two Grandsons Adam Eichenauer of Hawaii and Alan Eichenauer of the Virgin Islands. Brothers Richard, William and James. Sisters Shirley & Mary.

Phyllis was born May 26, 1928, the daughter of Cecilia (Hannan) Altic and Ambert Guy Altic who both proceeded her in death. She graduated from Westside High School in Union City, Indiana in 1947. She married Glen (the love of her life) on December 24, 1947 and they were married nearly 69 years.

Phyllis worked as a waitress, for a doctor and as a telephone operator for many years as well as a housewife her entire life. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafts and reading. She and Glen had one child Sharon (Eichenauer) Schoenleben who proceeded her in death in 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday November 19, 2016 in the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the church.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

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Kent Folkerth (November 16, 2016)

Kent Folkerth (Folky), 58 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 1:55 AM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born March 20, 1958 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Jeannie (Turner) Folkerth of Greenville and the late Robert “Bob” Folkerth. He worked in the construction field for 30 years.

He was a graduate of Greenville High School; was active in Greenville Little League Baseball; He was an avid lover of sports; he loved the Ohio State Buckeyes; the Cleveland Browns; the Cincinnati Reds; the Dayton Flyers; Dayton Dragons; he loved to have fun and loved spending time with his family especially his 1 year old grandson.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; his wife of 33 years: Debby (Potter) Folkerth of Greenville; sons & daughter in law: Matt & Megan Folkerth of Milford, Ohio, & Christopher Folkerth of Greenville; grandson: Nolan Daniel Folkerth; brother: Kevin Folkerth of Greenville; sister & brother in law: Becky & Clif Lakes of Richmond; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday November 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Reverend James Otis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenville Citizens Baseball.

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